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The Gypsy... Action. Intrigue. Honor. 1978's "The Gypsy Warriors" stars future "Magnum, P.I."... more info $6.95was $6.95 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: October 20, 1994
Born: November 2, 1913 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Midnight Man, The (1974) as Director
Jim Slade is a former Chicago policeman who has just finished serving time in prison for shooting his wife's lover in his bed. Jim goes to live with friends in a small town where he has gotten a job as a night watchman at a college. When daughter of senator is murdered on campus, the town's sheriff
2.
The Kentuckian (1955) as Director
A backwoodsman and his son fight to build a new home in Texas.

Cast (feature film)

3.
Betrothed, The (1990) as Federigo
4.
Boutique de l'orfevre, La (1989) as Jeweller
A jeweller offers advice to a young couple as they buy a ring.
5.
Field Of Dreams (1989) as Dr "Moonlight" Graham
Mysterious voices tell an Iowa farmer to build a baseball diamond in his backyard.
6.
Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South (1988) as Voice Of Ralph Mcgill
Documentary on the Atlanta journalist, an outspoken opponent of racial segregation.
7.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988) as Levi Rockwell
A family patriarch announces to his family that he desires a Viking funeral for his next birthday, and his grandchildren do their best to honor his wish.
8.
Control (1987) as Dr Herbert Monroe
A television movie about fifteen volunteers from different countries who agree to participate in a psychological experiment set in a nuclear bomb shelter in Germany. While inside, they learn that an accidental launch of armed missiles is targeted for their location. As the international experiment i
9.
Tough Guys (1986) as Harry Doyle
Archie Long and Harry Doyle are a pair of old-time criminals, jailed for 30 years after committing the last train robbery in the US. Upon their release, Harry, the older of the two, must go to a nursing home, while Archie is offered a chance at menial employment. Neither will be allowed to contact the other for three years, a jarring proposition that doesn't sit well with either man. Meanwhile, Deke Yablonski, the lawman who arrested them, keeps an eye on Harry and Archie, convinced that they will return to a life of crime.
10.
Barnum (1986) as Phineas T Barnum
Phineas T Barnum tells the story of his life and career. Beginning in 1825 with a lottery scam, the rise of the budding showman and impresario is traced through his move to New York City and management of Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," and General Tom Thumb. At age 65 he creates a circus gre
11.
Scandal Sheet (1985) as Harold Fallen
Burt Lancaster's unscrupulous publisher of a slick, supermarket checkout-counter tabloid bent on exploiting a glamorous movieland couple was seen in many quarters as what had become of his corrupt J.J. Hunsecker character of "Sweet Smell of Success" nearly twenty years earlier. Henry Winkler, "The F
12.
Little Treasure (1985) as Teschemacher
Margo is a topless dancer and stripper whose father left the family when she was seven years old. Now he is dying and calls for her to come and see him in the small village in Mexico where he has been living. Before he dies, Margo's father gives her directions to a buried treasure, money that he sto
13.
Osterman Weekend, The (1983) as Maxwell Danforth
Once a year John Tanner spends a long weekend with his three best friends from college. When he is approached by a CIA agent who has evidence proving that his three pals are actually spy's working with the Soviet Union, he reluctantly allows, his house to be wired with video surveillance equipment s
14.
Local Hero (1983) as Felix Happer
An American executive gets involved with the inhabitants of a Scottish village he's scouting for a new refinery.
15.
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) as Bill Doolin
It's 1893, and after their many years together, the outlaw gang led by Bill Doolin and Bill Dalton is about to disband. But when two teenage girls filled with the romance of being outlaws in the West show up, the gang is revived. Jenny and Annie help the men plan a series of robberies, but this new
16.
Pelle, La (1981) as General Mark Clark
The wartime experiences of Curzio Malaparte, who served as the American Commanding General's Italian liaison during the American liberation of Naples.
17.
Atlantic City (1980) as Lou
An aging gangster's love for a gambling house waitress puts him in the middle of a heist gone bad.
18.
Zulu Dawn (1979) as Colonel Anthony Durnford
The British military lead an ill-advised war against the Zulu nation.
19.
20.
Go Tell the Spartans (1978) as Major Asa Barker
A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war.
21.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) as Lawrence Dell
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
22.
1900 (1977) as Alfredo Berlinghieri Senior
Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from 1900 to about 1945, and focuses mainly on the rise of Fascism and the peasants' eventual reaction by supporting Communism, and how these events shape the destinies of the two main characters.
23.
Island Of Dr. Moreau, The (1977) as Dr Moreau
A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.
24.
The Cassandra Crossing (1977) as Colonel Stephen Mackenzie
When a train's passengers are exposed to a deadly virus, it triggers an international incident.
25.
Victory at Entebbe (1976) as Shimon Peres
The first of two dramatic re-creations of the July 4, 1976 Israeli lightning raid on the airport at Entebbe, Uganda, to rescue a planeload of hostages who had been taken by Palestinian hijackers. Rushed into release, this was shown initially on videotape and later converted to film for theatrical sh
26.
Buffalo Bill And The Indians, Or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) as Ned Buntline
While staging a Wild West show, Buffalo Bill is caught between a deposed Indian chief and the U.S. President.
27.
Ali the Man: Ali the Fighter (1975)
The career of fighter Muhammad Ali is chronicled, focusing on his rise to fame and his famous bout with Joe Frazier.
28.
Midnight Man, The (1974) as Jim Slade
Jim Slade is a former Chicago policeman who has just finished serving time in prison for shooting his wife's lover in his bed. Jim goes to live with friends in a small town where he has gotten a job as a night watchman at a college. When daughter of senator is murdered on campus, the town's sheriff
29.
Conversation Piece (1974) as Professor
Retired professor of American origin lives solitary life in luxurious palazzo in Rome He is confronted by vulgar Italian marchesa and her companions: her lover, her daughter and daughter's boyfriend and forced to rent to them an apartment on upper floor of his palazzo. From this point his quiet routine is turned into chaos by his tenants' machinations, and everybody's life is taking unexpected but inevitable turn.
30.
Scorpio (1973) as Cross
A CIA hit man is stalked by a former partner when the agency turns on him.
31.
Executive Action (1973) as Farrington
A dramatic hypothesis constructed from the conspiracy theories advanced by persistent Kennedy assassination investigator Mark Lane, in turn based on evidence the Warren Commission refused to hear.
32.
Ulzana's Raid (1972) as McIntosh
An aging Indian fighter and a green Cavalry officer join forces to head off an Apache attack.
33.
Valdez Is Coming (1971) as [Bob] Valdez
An honest marshal is the only man willing to stand against a powerful but ruthless rancher.
34.
Lawman (1971) as Marshal Jered Maddox
A by-the-books sheriff courts disaster when he takes on a corrupt town boss.
35.
Airport (1970) as Mel Bakersfeld
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
36.
King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) as
Compilation documentary on Martin Luther King and his movement.
37.
Castle Keep (1969) as Major Falconer
A small group of American GIs fight to save the castle they're stationed in during World War II.
38.
The Gypsy Moths (1969) as Mike Rettig
A trio of barnstorming skydivers finds love and heartache at one small-town stop.
39.
The Scalphunters (1968) as Joe Bass
A trapper and his educated slave track an outlaw band.
40.
The Swimmer (1968) as Ned Merrill
A tortured man reflects on past mistakes while "swimming" home through his neighbors' pools.
41.
The Professionals (1966) as Bill Dolworth
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
42.
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) as Col. Thadeus Gearhart
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.
43.
The Train (1965) as Labiche
French resistance fighters try to stop the Nazis from taking a trainload of art treasures to Germany.
44.
Seven Days in May (1964) as Gen. James M. Scott
An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup.
45.
The Leopard (1963) as Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
A Sicilian aristocrat tries to protect his family from social upheavals.
46.
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) as
An Army officer races to save a group of former POWs from a murderous master of disguise.
47.
A Child Is Waiting (1963) as Dr. Matthew Clark
An emotionally fragile woman takes a job teaching mentally handicapped children.
48.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Robert Stroud
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
49.
The Young Savages (1961) as Hank Bell
An assistant DA suspects one of the delinquents he's prosecuting for murder is his son.
50.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) as Ernst Janning
An aging American judge presides over the trial of Nazi war criminals.
51.
The Unforgiven (1960) as Ben Zachary
Indians try to reclaim a rancher's adopted daughter.
52.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Elmer Gantry
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
53.
The Devil's Disciple (1959) as Anthony Anderson
A preacher and a rebel leader change places during the Revolution.
54.
Separate Tables (1958) as John Malcolm
The boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.
55.
Run Silent Run Deep (1958) as Lt. James Bledsoe
Officers on a WWII submarine clash during a perilous Pacific tour.
56.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) as J. J. Hunsecker
A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance.
58.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Wyatt Earp
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
59.
Trapeze (1956) as Mike Ribble
An aging trapeze star and his protigi fall for the same woman.
60.
The Rainmaker (1956) as Bill Starbuck, also known as Bill Smith and Tornado Johnson
A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town''s crops.
61.
The Kentuckian (1955) as The Kentuckian [Big Eli Wakefield]
A backwoodsman and his son fight to build a new home in Texas.
62.
The Rose Tattoo (1955) as Alvaro Mangiacavallo
A grieving widow embarks on a new romance when she discovers her late husband had been cheating on her.
63.
His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) as Capt. David Dean O'Keefe
A Yankee sea captain tries to make his fortune in the South Seas.
64.
Vera Cruz (1954) as Joe Erin
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
65.
Apache (1954) as Massai
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
66.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) as "Doc" Delaney
A mismatched couple's marital problems come to the surface when the husband develops an interest in their pretty boarder.
67.
South Sea Woman (1953) as Sgt. James O'Hearn
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
68.
From Here to Eternity (1953) as Sgt. Milton Warden
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
69.
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) as Himself
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
70.
The Crimson Pirate (1952) as Capt. Vallo
A pirate gets mixed up in a Caribbean revolution.
71.
Vengeance Valley (1951) as Owen Daybright
An honest rancher tries to block his evil brother's plots while keeping them from their father.
72.
Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951) as Jim Thorpe
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
73.
Ten Tall Men (1951) as Sergeant Mike Kincaid
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
74.
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) as Dardo
Roman rebels fight against invading barbarians.
75.
Mister 880 (1950) as Steve Buchanan
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
76.
Criss Cross (1949) as Steve Thompson
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
77.
Rope of Sand (1949) as Mike Davis
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
78.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) as Henry Stevenson
A neurotic invalid accidentally overhears a phone conversation plotting her own murder.
79.
All My Sons (1948) as Chris Keller
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
80.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) as Bill Saunders
Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.
81.
I Walk Alone (1948) as Frankie Madison
An ex-convict discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river.
82.
Desert Fury (1947) as Tom Hanson
Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way.
83.
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
84.
Brute Force (1947) as Joe Collins
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
85.
The Killers (1946) as Ole "Swede" Anderson, also known as Pete Lund
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.

Writer (feature film)

86.
Midnight Man, The (1974) as Screenwriter
Jim Slade is a former Chicago policeman who has just finished serving time in prison for shooting his wife's lover in his bed. Jim goes to live with friends in a small town where he has gotten a job as a night watchman at a college. When daughter of senator is murdered on campus, the town's sheriff

Producer (feature film)

87.
Midnight Man, The (1974) as Producer
Jim Slade is a former Chicago policeman who has just finished serving time in prison for shooting his wife's lover in his bed. Jim goes to live with friends in a small town where he has gotten a job as a night watchman at a college. When daughter of senator is murdered on campus, the town's sheriff
88.
Valdez Is Coming (1971) as Executive Producer
An honest marshal is the only man willing to stand against a powerful but ruthless rancher.
89.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) as Executive Producer
A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance.
90.
The Bachelor Party (1957) as Producer
A group of frustrated office workers try to give their engaged friend a big send-off.
91.
Trapeze (1956) as Presented By
An aging trapeze star and his protigi fall for the same woman.
92.
Marty (1955) as Producer
A lonely butcher finds love despite the opposition of his friends and family.
93.
His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) as Producer
A Yankee sea captain tries to make his fortune in the South Seas.

Production Companies (feature film)

94.
The Unforgiven (1960) as Company
Indians try to reclaim a rancher's adopted daughter.

Cast (special)

95.
Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs (1992) as Narration
A documentary on the career of jazz musician Benny Carter.
96.
MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (1990)
Twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
97.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1989)
A special featuring the installation of eight inductees into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' (ATAS) Television Hall of Fame, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees in the fifth annual event are Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie
98.
Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987) as Narration
A special which documents the aftermath of the blacklist in the movie industry, which started in October 1947, when the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began its investigation into alleged Communist activities in Hollywood. The program examines the longterm effects of the hearings by
99.
Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987) as Host
A special which documents the aftermath of the blacklist in the movie industry, which started in October 1947, when the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began its investigation into alleged Communist activities in Hollywood. The program examines the longterm effects of the hearings by
100.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
101.
Tenth Annual Circus of the Stars, The (1985) as Host
The tenth annual program featuring celebrities performing circus routines.
102.
I Love Liberty (1982)
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
103.
Super Comedy Bowl 2 (1972)
A comedy special poking fun at the Super Bowl, its players, and its fans.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

104.
Separate But Equal (1991) as John W Davis
A two-part miniseries. Dramatizes the events leading up to the 1954 Supreme Court decision on school desegregation, "Brown vs. Board of Education."

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

105.
Phantom of the Opera (1990) as Gerard Carriere
A two-part miniseries based on Gaston Leroux's now-classic novel, "The Phantom of the Opera." A masked figure haunts the Paris Opera House and risks his life to win the heart of the only woman he ever loved.
106.
107.
Sins of the Fathers (1988) as "Councillor" Carl Julius Deutz
A two-part miniseries tracing the German Deutz family as they create pre-World War II's largest chemical complex and cope with Hitler's rise and fall.
108.
On Wings Of Eagles (1986) as Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E "Bull" Simons
A five-hour, two-part miniseries, based on Ken Follett's best-seller, that tells the fact-based story of how Texas industrialist, H. Ross Perot, enlisted the aid of legendary ex-Army Colonel Arthur E. "Bull" Simons to lead a daring mission into Iran to rescue two Perot employees held captive after t
109.
Marco Polo (1982) as Pope Gregory X
Ten-hour dramatization (in four parts) of the Marco Polo odyssey, filmed in Italy, Morocco and the People's Republic of China, where it was the first western production to be made since the late 1940s, all at a hefty (by TV standards) cost of $10-million during a 13 month shooting schedule. Ken Mars
110.
Moses (1975) as Moses
This biblical spectacular, which ran in hour-long segments over a six-week period and then turned up theatrically in a severely edited version not long after its initial TV showing, marked Burt Lancaster's TV acting debut, as well as that of his son, William (as Young Moses), best known as the write

Cast (short)

111.
The Sky Divers (1969)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at "The Gypsy Moths" (1969), focusing exclusively on skydiving.

Misc. Crew (short)

112.
Screen Director, The (1951)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.

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